Vaux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vaux in Vienne

Photo is of Nouaille-Maupertuis at 28 km from Vaux

Visit Vaux: highlights and tourist information

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Vaux is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Vaux in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nouaille-Maupertuis at 28 km and Melle at 29 km.

Vaux, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 28 km (direction north-east)

Visit Nouaille-Maupertuis to see the substantial Abbey of Saint Junien...

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Melle

Melle

at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style churches, built...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 29 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of 12th century...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 30 km (direction south), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of the 12th...

See Ruffec guide
 
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Poitiers

Poitiers

at 33 km (direction north-north-east)

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting sites, including the 12th century...

See Poitiers guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 34 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is of most...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 35 km (direction south), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the Charente River...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 42 km (direction south), in the Charente department

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are several other...

See Bayers guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 42 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several impressive Renaissance...

See Tusson guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 43 km (direction north-north-east)

Futuroscope is one of the most popular attractions in France!...

See Futuroscope guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 45 km (direction east-north-east)

We especially enjoyed exploring the castles along the hilltop when visiting Chauvigny...

See Chauvigny guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

In the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens you can see the substantial ruins of an ancient...

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th century castles in the...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Confolens

Confolens

at 47 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Confolens has several sites of interest including an ancient bridge and fountain and some...

See Confolens guide

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Markets in and near Vaux

  • Chaunay: market Monday (11km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (15km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (17km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (19km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (20km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (26km)
  • Melle: market Friday (29km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Vaux, France

What to do at Vaux? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Vaux.

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (22km)
  • Sanxay (28km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (17km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (18km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (22km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (23km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (24km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (28km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (50km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Laverré (19km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (29km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (30km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (42km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (44km)
  • Touffou (46km)
  • La Guyonnière (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (15km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (8km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vaux is in the west of France at 33 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Vaux is 326 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vaux

Canton: Couhé

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86700

Distance to Vaux

from Poitiers (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 326 km

from Calais: 531 km

from Nice: 625 km

from Bordeaux: 174 km

from Strasbourg: 621 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive here by car - the ferry ports such as Caen, Saint Malo and Cherbourg are convenient at around 4-5 hours drive. For driving distances to Vaux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anche, Ceaux-en-Couhe, Chatillon, Couhe and Payre.

This page in French: Visiter Vaux